[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 September 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 03 September  2015 Archives – Secure 2015 03 September  2015 If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 27: Should Depreciating Rupee Be A Concern For India?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 27 01 September 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Should Depreciating Rupee Be A Concern For India? The Hindu BusinessLine The Hindu The Hindu Bloomberg Business Standard The Indian Express It seems some people are happy that Rupee is seeing a free fall. But some are concerned. Should the concerned authorities allow …

Insights Daily Debates, Day – 23: Is It Time for India to End Caste Based Reservations?

Insights Daily Debates: Day – 23 26 August 2015 Archives Today’s Topic  Is It Time for India to End Caste Based Reservations?  The Indian Express Firstpost Financial Express The Hindu Have we finally arrived at a situation where we must end caste based reservation in jobs and education? Is the continuation of reservations justified?  Who are …

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 June 2015

[Insights Secure – 2015] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Events: 30 June 2015 Archives – Secure 2015 30 June  2015 If facing problem in loading of Disqus Comments, please clear Cache and Cookies in your Browser and then reload the page. This will solve the problem. Alternatively you can open the page in ‘incognito/safe browsing …

Secure – 2014: Daily Questions On Current Events (From The Hindu)

Starting from coming Monday, every day, Insights will post varying number of questions on current events. Questions will be picked form important articles that appear  in The Hindu. Reading The Hindu with questions in mind will help in increasing keenness. For this to happen, questions should be thought provoking. I will try to take care …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 55

QUESTIONS: DAY 55 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV, Topics; Inclusive growth and issues arising from it; mobilization of resources) “During the Eleventh Plan period, India slipped from 127th rank to 134 rank in the HDI rankings despite the ‘inclusive growth’ strategy adopted during the period. ” Critically comment. (250 Words) “The Monterrey Consensus of the International Conference on Financing …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 40

QUESTIONS – DAY-40 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV) Examine the important features of the National Cyber Security Policy 2013. (250 Words)  How does depreciating Rupee affect the CAD and Fiscal deficit? Explain. (250 Words) Comment on the EIA process for nuclear facilities in India with an example. (200 words)  RULES ARCHIVES REFERENCES: 1) Question – 1 http://www.idsa.in/idsacomments/NationalCyberSecurityPolicy2013_stomar_260813 …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 39

QUESTIONS – DAY 39 (GENERAL STUDIES PAPER-IV) Highlight the nature of the land reforms still needed in the country. (250 Words) How is agricultural price policy determined in India? Does the process take note of agricultural subsidies? (200  Words) Examine the causes of fiscal deficit in India. (150 Words) RULES ARCHIVES

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 32

QUESTIONS ASKED – DAY – 32 (21/09/2013) 1)How did the movement for the liberation of women receive a great stimulus from the rise and growth of the nationalist movement?  2)Form a critical assessment of the non-cooperation movement. 3) Meaning and aim of Social Forestry.(150 words) RESPONSES: RV August 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm 1 Vote …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day – 31

QUESTIONS ASKED – DAY – 31 (20/08/2013)  1) What were the proposals of the Cabinet Mission? Analyze the reactions of the Congress and the League to the proposals.   2)How did economic nationalism mirror the work of the early nationalist leadership in India? 3) Write a note on Mughal Architecture (150 words) RESPONSES: Shubham August 20, 2013 at …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 29

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY 29 (17/08/2013) 1) “The recommendations of the second ARC on reforming the civil service are radical yet implementable”. Examine.  2)Examine the role of the Finance ministry of the Union government in designing and implementing monetary and fiscal policies. 3) Ethnic conflicts in South Asia.(100 words) RESPONSES: Vicky …. August 17, 2013 at 10:33 …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 27

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY – 27 (15/08/2013) 1)Why is ‘affirmative action’  important in provision of equal opportunity? 2)Examine the Gandhian idea of village community as an ideal unit of self governance. 3) Role of NCW in India (100 words) RESPONSES:   neeraj August 15, 2013 at 11:49 am 2 Votes   Why is ‘affirmative action’ important in …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 25

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY – 25(13/08/2013) 1)“The essence of Perestroika is for people to feel they are the country’s masters”. Critically evaluate. 2)Bring out your perspectives on the plausible aims of the NAM in the post-cold war period. 3) Impact of cryosphere on global climate. (100 words) RESPONSES: lakshmi prasanna August 13, 2013 at 11:22 am 6 …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 23

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY 23 (11/08/2013) 1)Comment on the role of ISRO in making India a space power and briefly explain on its proposed initiatives for the future. 2)Do you think that China’s emergence as one of the largest trading partners of India  has adversely affected the settlement of the outstanding border problem? (GS 2012) RESPONSES: …

How To Prepare UPSC Civil Services Mains Paper IV (GS-3)

How to prepare GS - 1 (i.e, Paper-II) How to prepare GS - 2 (i.e, Paper-III) How to prepare GS - 4 (i.e Paper - V) UPSC has brought changes to the Civil Services Mains examination in both the pattern and the syllabus. We know that now there are 4 General Studies Papers apart from one Essay and Optional paper each. …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 20

QUESTIONS ASKED – DAY-20 (08/08/2013) 1)Briefly explain how fast breeder reactors differ from regular nuclear power plants? Comment briefly on their significance for  India’s nuclear energy programme. 2)What are the areas of cooperation for India and China in the international arena? Discuss. RESPONSES:   itsmesagar August 8, 2013 at 10:32 am 3 Votes   1)Briefly …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 19

QUESTIONS ASKED: DAY-19 (07/08/2013) 1)What was the effect of Russian Nihilism and Irish nationalism on the Indian national movement? Evaluate. 2)Which factors accelerated the process of decolonization post World War II? Explain the role played by the UN and US in this process. RESPONSES: Meeta Vinay Myskar August 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm 3 Votes …

Insights Daily Answer Writing Challenge – Day 17

QUESTIONS ASKED – DAY 17 (05/08/2013) 1)Discuss the triggers for  rapid Industrialization process in Western Europe and its growth during the nineteenth century. 2)Explain the factors responsible for the location and distribution of software industry in India. RESPONSES: Anjali Motghare August 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm 2 Votes In the later half of 18th century …